One of the partners and owners of Hayes Commercial Group, Greg Bartholomew has been actively involved in the Santa Barbara commercial real estate market since 1992. Over the past 30 years, Greg has been directly involved in more than 850 transactions, totaling more than 8 million square feet and $850 million in transaction volume. He is one of the most productive commercial brokers on the South Coast.

Greg’s expertise is based around landlord and tenant representation, using his knowledge of the market and experience with long-term clients for lease negotiations. He consistently represents many of the area’s large office and R&D properties. In addition, several of the region’s publicly-traded firms and private companies trust Greg to represent them in their commercial real estate ventures. Greg is also proactive in representing many local non-profit businesses.

Greg and his wife, Jane, have resided in Santa Barbara for three decades, where they raised three grown children. He is very active in local philanthropic activities through his roles as a Trustee of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, a Trustee of Laguna Blanca School, as well as his Fellowship with the Santa Barbara Foundation.

Professional Background

2009 – Present:
Hayes Commercial Group, Partner

1992 – 2009:
Pacifica Commercial Realty, Associate Vice President

1990 – 1992:
Pacifica Property Management Company, Property Manager


Greg graduated with a BS in economics from Bates College, Lewiston, Maine.

Affiliations / Awards

  • Awarded Dealmaker of the Year in 2007
  • Received award as one of the 40 under 40 leading business persons by the Pacific Coast Business Times in 2002
  • Negotiated the largest lease transaction in the Santa Barbara area in 2009
  • Board Member, Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
  • Katherine Harvey Fellow, Santa Barbara Foundation
  • Former Board Member, Family Service Agency
  • Member, Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce
  • California Bureau of Real Estate: Licensed Broker (lic. 01131126)

Notable Clients & Transactions

Sonos represented in more than 150,000 sf office/R&D space in more than ten transactions

Santa Barbara Asset Management represented in more than six transactions, totaling more than 25,000 sf of office space

FLIR brokered purchase of 180,000 sf facility, the largest South Coast transaction of 2010, plus more than 100,000 sf of leasing assignments

Santa Barbara Business Center exclusively represented this project for over 20 years, completing more than 100,000 sf of leasing

SBA Associates  50,000 sf of leasing for this Goleta landlord

GE  represented in multiple lease transactions in Goleta

Fidelity National Title  represented in more than 20 local transactions

Freitas Building  completed more than 50,000 sf of leasing over the past 20 years

Castilian Technical Center  completed over 200,000 sf of leasing in this Goleta office/R&D project

HRC, LLC  represented this partnership for over 15 years and completed in excess of 50,000 sf of leasing in this project in Goleta

801 Garden Street/FBK Investments  completed more than 30,000 sf of office leases for this client in 2015 & 2016

Santa Barbara Industrial Park  exclusively represented this project for over 20 years, completing more than 100,000 sf of leasing